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Table B.1.a.-3 Percentage distribution of public and private elementary and secondary students, by control of school and locale: School year 2007–08
  Private
Locale All Public Total Catholic Other religious Non-sectarian
Total 100.0 90.4 9.6 4.1 3.6 1.9
City 100.0 86.9 13.1 6.1 4.6 2.5
Large 100.0 86.0 14.0 6.6 4.5 2.8
Midsize 100.0 86.9 13.1 5.7 5.0 2.3
Small 100.0 88.5 11.5 5.4 4.3 1.8
Suburban 100.0 89.5 10.5 4.7 3.8 2.0
Large 100.0 88.9 11.1 5.0 3.9 2.1
Midsize 100.0 92.2 7.8 2.8 3.0 1.9
Small 100.0 92.5 7.5 2.7 3.6 1.3
Town 100.0 94.5 5.5 2.8 2.1 0.7
Fringe 100.0 95.1 4.9 2.5 1.9 0.5
Distant 100.0 94.5 5.5 2.6 2.0 0.8
Remote 100.0 93.6 6.4 3.3 2.4 0.7
Rural 100.0 94.8 5.2 0.9 2.9 1.4
Fringe 100.0 94.1 5.9 1.0 3.2 1.6
Distant 100.0 96.0 4.0 0.7 2.3 1.0
Remote 100.0 94.9 5.1 0.8 2.8 1.5
NOTE: Includes kindergarten-terminal schools, in which the highest grade is kindergarten. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2007–08; Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2007–08.
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